As Town Mayor of Droitwich Spa, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Droitwich Spa Town Council website. The site provides useful information about the town council, our councillors and the facilities we are responsible for.
I hope you find it useful but in case you should not find what you are looking for or require further information please don’t hesitate to contact our Town Clerk, Mrs Pam Craney."
Councillor Roy Murphy
Mayor of Droitwich Spa
Introduction to the Town Council
Droitwich SpaTown Council is at the first tier of local government providing services for the people of Droitwich. The Town Council is a statutory consultee regarding planning and reports its recommendations to Wychavon District Council the Local Planning Authority. It also provides financial support for various festivals in Droitwich as well as other projects such as the Town Plan. The Town Council distributes grants to various local organisations; application forms are available on request. The Town Council's remit is shown below together with that of the District and County Councils.
The Council is made up of 18 elected councillors representing the seven wards of Central, Chawson, Copcut, East, Tagwell, West & Witton and a small team of officers led by the Town Clerk.
The Town Mayor, a position that has existed in the town since it was awarded its Charter in 1604, chairs council meetings. Council and committee meetings are held at the Council Chamber at St Richard's House and are open to the public to attend.
Welcome to Droitwich Spa Town Council
The Town Council Offices at St Richard's House are open from
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
Heritage Centre (TIC & Museum) is open from
10am – 4pm Monday to Friday
10am – 1.30pm Saturdays [late closing 4pm on Saturday 26 November 2016 for Christmas Lights Switch-On]
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY - The Town Council Offices and the Heritage Centre will be closed Friday 23 December 2016, re-opening on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
Local Government (3 tiers)
|1. Town Council||2. District Council||3. County Council|
Within the Civil Parish of Droitwich Spa the Town Council is responsible for:-
• St Richard’s House in Victoria Square which is licensed for Weddings and Civil Partnerships
• Tourist Information & Heritage Centre which incorporates the Salt Museum & Radio Room
• The Community Hall in Heritage Way
• Allotment Sites at Vines Lane, Chawson Lane, Copcut Park and Westwood Lodge
• Copcut Park and Spring Meadow open space
Wychavon District Council is responsible for:-
• Collection of council tax and non-domestic rates
• Environmental health
• Leisure centres
• Local plans and planning applications
• Public conveniences
• Waste collection
Worcestershire County Council is responsible for:-
• Birth, marriage and death registration
• Highways – including on-street parking, traffic management, and street lighting
• Recreation, arts and museums
• Social care
• Strategic planning
• Trading standards
• Waste disposal